IRR gives farmers hope in Bloemfontein

Staff Writer | Aug 09, 2019
But beating the threat of expropriation without compensation (EWC) would require a concerted effort, said Dr Frans Cronje, chief executive of the Institute of Race Relations (IRR).

The IRR told members of Free State Agriculture that there would only be a future for them in the country if they stood up and joined the fight to beat the threat of EWC.

According to the IRR, the government’s threats of EWC are real and pose a serious threat not just to farmers but to South Africa’s entire constitutional edifice, civil rights, and the rule of law.

The IRR has been driving the single biggest lobby in the country to safeguard South Africa’s property rights in the face of repeated threats by the government to dilute such rights.

Cronje told the farmers’ gathering in Bloemfontein that if they organised around strong organisations they could apply vast pressure on the government and its allies in organised business to abandon EWC.    

* Cronje’s speech will be published in full on the Daily Friend on Sunday.


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